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    Epic Contributor RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    Gemplers has this valve- Item Number: 7K for
    $ 8.25
    look under tires/Tire Changing & Repair/liquid ballast supplies at
    http://www.gemplers.com/
    David


    There ya go...same tool..10 bucks cheaper!!


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    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    Thanks guys, Thats what I thought. I don't want uneven stress on the drivetrain. I really appreciate the advice. I will get the other tire filled. It is possible that the previous owner didn't want to spend the extra bucks to have it filled when he had a new tire put on.

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    Epic Contributor RoyJackson's Avatar
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    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    I didn't buy the valve core tool...

    The valve core tool, 5 stems and 100 valve caps came to about $12 at NAPA.

    <font color=red>I'm gonna be one tire fillin' fool this weekend!!!</font color=red>

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    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    they should both be the same!!! no doubt about it.

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    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    If by chance this tractor was used to pull a moldboard plow, and because the left tire had fluid in it - it is entirely possible this condition was intentional by the previous owner. We used to weight the left tire when plowing (also hung weights on the left side of the tractor frame) to give better traction.
    Just a thought.

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    kubota l3010hst/ford 601 workhorse

    Default Re: BALLAST IN ONE TIRE ONLY?

    thanks for the info Roy and David, Guess I found a new tool to add to the collection.

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